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  • West Va. Guard and Qatar share insights through exchange

    AL UDEID, Qatar - The West Virginia Air National Guard (WVANG) and Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) recently held the first official State Partnership Program (SPP) engagement between the two partner nations’ air forces at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 10-14.During the five-day tour, three members of the WVANG’s 130th Airlift Wing and 167th Airlift
  • Walker receives inaugural West Virginia Trailblazer Award

    Brig. Gen. Christopher “Mookie” Walker was the recipient of the inaugural West Virginia Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) Trailblazer Award, presented during a ceremony held at the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture, and History Cultural Center in Charleston, Feb. 23, 2019.
  • Charlie West Spotlight- February

    The Charlie West Spotlight for February is Hurricane, W.Va. native, Airman 1st Class Jerrica Meadows, a Non-Destructive Inspection Specialist assigned to the 130th Maintenance Squadron.
  • Chief's Corner February - Finally Home from Deployment

    Six months is a very long time to be away from our loved ones. Before you left, you likely spent precious moments with your family and close friends. You shared a closeness with your spouse and your children which gave you the strength to make it through these difficult months away from all that is familiar and normal in your life.
  • Meet the West Virginia National Guard’s new Senior Enlisted Leader

    At first glance, Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Cantrell epitomizes the image of a command sergeant major in the United States Army. With myriad patches, qualification badges and accouterments, his uniform offers a small glimpse into his storied 28-year career with the Army. He is stoic and professional, a leader of refreshing candor who has a driving passion for the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) and the Soldiers and Airmen who make up it its ranks.
  • 130th Cyber Operations Officer becomes Chief Technology Officer for West Virginia

    Citizen-Airman. Definition: Men and women who live their day-to-day lives as a regular citizen, yet are still assigned to a military unit providing operation capability ensuring unrivaled air, space and cyber dominance in support of their assigned states’ national guard and the Air Force as a whole.
  • 130th Airlift Wing, Yeager Airport share vital relationship

    The 130th Airlift Wing and neighboring Yeager Airport have a very unique partnership. The two facilities that both veer off Greenbrier Street in Charleston, W.Va. coexist in a vital relationship.
  • Charlie West Spotlight - January

    The Charlie West Spotlight for January 2019 is Fairmont, W.Va. native, Airman 1st Class Sarah Landis, an Intelligence Analyst assigned to the 130th Operations Group.
  • West Virginia Air Guard bids farewell to former State Command Chief

    Airmen of the West Virginia Air National Guard bid farewell to former West Virginia State Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Fred Turner, Jr. during a formal retirement ceremony held Jan. 5, 2019, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston.
  • 130th Airlift Wing Command Chief reflects on 2018, Looks to 2019

    Hello fellow 130 Airlift Wing Airmen. I was given the opportunity to write a piece to address our accomplishments in 2018, and a look ahead to the coming year.